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Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited is a Mauritian company that has activities in the tourism and leisure sector where the company owns and operates hotels in Mauritius. The company manages hotels such as the Preskil Beach Resort at Pointe Jerome, Mahebourg, Astroea Beach at Pointe D’Esny, Mahébourg, and Solana Beach at Belle Mare, Mauritius. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is headquartered in Curepipe, Mauritius, and operates as a subsidiary of The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) HY2019 Presentation

first_imgOK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw)  2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileOK Zimbabwe Limited is a leading retail group in Zimbabwe with a product range that extends from groceries and houseware products to clothing and textiles. The inaugural branch was opened in Harare (then Salisbury) in 1942 and today, is one of the most recognised supermarket brands in Zimbabwe. The company trades under various branded store names, including OK stores, Bon Marché and OKMart. OK Zimbabwe sells products in its grocery range under its own home brand; OK Pot ‘O Gold, OK Value, Shoppers’ Choice and Bon Marché Premier Choice labels. OK Zimbabwe Limited operates approximately 61 retail outlets throughout Zimbabwe and owns subsidiaries that complement its diverse product offering; Eriswell (Private) Limited, Swan Technologies (Private) Limited and Winterwest (Private) Limited. OK Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby World – March 2012 edition contents

first_imgCARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 20: The RBS Six nations trophy stands on the pitch at the Millennium Stadium on March 20, 2009 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here.Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. The time has come! Who deserves the trophy this year?THE LATEST issue of Rugby World is packed with Six Nations goodness! We’ve got in-depth interviews with those involved in all six countries, a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of each team, expert analysis from Stuart Barnes and the lowdown on the women’s tournament.All in all, it’s your complete guide to the championship – and if that’s not enough there’s also a Super Rugby preview, Paul Diggin goes back to his first club and David Pocock is profiled.———————————————————————————————————————————————–The Front Row…30 minutes with Maggie AlphonsiHotshots – Zach Kibirige (Newcastle) and Robin Hislop (Edinburgh)Craig Chalmers – The ex-fly-half says eligibility rules need to be clarifiedDavid Flatman – The Bath prop on how to solve the current scrum problemsPaul Wallace – What would the former prop like to see from Ireland?Spotlights…Chris Robshaw – Can the Quins back-rower live up to his billing for England in the Six Nations? By Sarah MockfordJamie Roberts – The centre tells Sarah Mockford it’s time for Wales to take their chances and turn promise into successTommy Bowe – Ireland have some personal wounds to salve, says Bea Asprey, and the Ospreys wing knows just the right treatmentGeoff Cross – The tighthead knows that Scotland’s route to the try-line starts with the boys up front, writes Katie FieldThe Centres…RBS 6 Nations – Stuart Barnes strips down the contenders and picks his team to win the tournamentEngland – Dan Cole is desperate to put a smile back on the faces of the Twickenham faithfulFrance – Philippe Saint-André may be new to the head coach’s job, but he’s ready to rule the roostIreland – Having missed all of last year’s Six Nations, Stephen Ferris is delighted to be back in the mixMeet the Teams – We identify the strengths, weaknesses and key players of all the Six Nations contendersItaly – Mauro Bergamasco played in Italy’s first Six Nations game and he’s not stopping yetWales – Fly-half Rhys Priestland didn’t even like rugby as a youngster, but he’s loving the game now Scotland – Andy Robinson on how his side must stop making mistakes and start winning matchesWomen’s Rugby – Meet multi-talented Michaela Staniford as we preview the Women’s Six NationsTechnical Zone – How to learn from the patterns of the Six Nations teamsMini Zone – Get your minis playing Base Invaders and selling dummiesFitness Zone – England’s Charlie Hodgson reveals his winning diet. Also learn how to maintain speed and sharpnessSave Your Season – Rugby World is stepping in to help Eton Manor improve their fortunes in London One NorthSuper Rugby – A look at the entertainment business Down SouthBig Debate – Should there be relegation in the Six Nations?It Started Here – Paul Diggin takes us back to Northampton BBOBDavid Pocock – There’s more to the Wallaby flanker than meets the eyeSevens Rugby – New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens keeps on winningThe Backs…Club Guide – All your grass-roots news, plus our Team of the Month and School Team of the MonthNaked Truth – Wales prop Adam Jones takes us though his careerArmchair Zone – The latest books and productsTour Tale – There were no protein shakes in sight on this sevens tour———————————————————————————————————————————————–Click here to subscribe to Rugby WorldClick here to find out where to buy Rugby World LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Get to know France’s Maxime Médard

first_img THE EMAIL from former Toulouse and France hero Yannick Nyanga offers a few thoughts, but nestled 
in there is a significant musing about Maxime Médard. “The comeback to his best is linked to good results for his club.”Talk to anyone who has worked with or faced Médard at club level and you notice there is a symbiosis there. As Italy and Toulouse hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini sums up: “How he plays shows the Toulouse way. Here they love champagne rugby. He’s the player who shows that the most.“He has pressure because there are so many good young players here, but that pressure helps him to work hard.”Team-mates explain that the veteran full-back was re-energised in the last, title-winning season and that the presence of kids like Romain Ntamack, Thomas Ramos and Antoine Dupont has been a major catalyst for this. Médard has won leagues and Heineken Cups. However, the previous two seasons saw a crash in form that the Toulousain just could not stomach. Some of the old guard moved on and many questioned if the Rouge et Noir would ever be as good.Last season was very different, with Médard blazing a trail. And he is starring for France again, too, although injury intervened early in the Six Nations. Now the 32 year old is featuring in a Rugby World Cup for the second time, having last played in the showcase in 2011.At a canter: Scoring a try for Toulouse (AFP/Getty Images)“He is a very instinctive player,” Zack Holmes says of his Toulouse colleague. “His first thought is to take the defence on, especially on counter-attack, especially from full-back. He’s very good at beating the first man.“He is very intelligent and sometimes you might think something he has done is a bit of a fluke, but I’ve played with him long enough now to know he has a plan. He gives off a laissez-faire attitude, then you say, ‘Where did that come from?’”Happy: Against Leinster (INPHO)The fly-half adds that even when it looks like Médard’s in the worst possible position, with a defence bearing down on him, he still buys team-mates time.“Playing with Max really gives you that calmness, especially for us as a back three,” agrees livewire wing Cheslin Kolbe. The Springbok stunned for Toulouse last season, making some of the best tacklers in the game look like they were playing blindfolded. As he tells it though, sometimes that happens because Médard has created a little more time or space for him. He adds: “Maxime can communicate well with the wingers. We always look up to him and try to follow his example. When I first got here he said, ‘Do what you’ve been doing but find your feet quickly’. He’s guided me since day one.”There are layers. The team-mates interviewed tell us that Médard is fond of joking with the young and foreign players – tying shoelaces together or hiding a single boot being his forte.Ghiraldini says that before signing, having seen Médard on TV with flashy play and those big mutton-chop sideburns, he expected the star to have a big head. But he didn’t. Holmes says the same.And there’s another paradox. Médard is described by team-mates as the most competitive man alive, he will not mince words and, despite those pranks, off the field he is shy. Kolbe says that if you tell him a joke, he goes red from head to toe. There is only so much chatter he will be part of. And between games, training and the extra conditioning sessions he is so fond of, few people will see him – he locks himself away with his family.The flashy icon who is always there for team-mates; the prankster who is rarely seen in public. Just when you think you have a handle on Médard, he slips from your grasp, much like on the field.On the run: Against south Africa (AFP/Getty Images)Nyanga, who works at Racing 92 now, wished Medard luck in the Top 14 title race “but not too much.” Unfortunately for him, Toulouse and Medard would be champions once again.But Nyanga will know better than most that Médard is too talented and too diligent to ever leave anything completely down to luck. Perhaps that’s why Nyanga signs off with the ubiquitous crying laughing emoji…A version of this feature first appeared in the April edition of Rugby World. Calm presence: Maxime Médard during a World Cup press conference (AFP/Getty Images) The Toulouse and France veteran has rediscovered his magic touch after a few rough seasons. A version of this feature first appeared in the April edition of Rugby Worldcenter_img Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, and Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Unify Apopka takes the first step in bringing the community together

first_img Reply Elias Rivera Jr Elias Rivera, an Apopka resident and one of the attendees, wanted to see what the event was about for himself.“All citizens need to be informed. If you want to know the truth you have to hear it. Too many of us sit back and just listen to someone else’s view. You have to hear it straight from them. I came tonight to hear the idea of unity directly from the people.”Dr. Ray Shackelford is a consistent speaker during the Public Comments portion of City Council meetings. He came to Unify Apopka to start that process.“I’m here to support the need to unify Apopka. All people need to be involved in this. We must unify for the future of our children and for our seniors and veterans whose shoulders we stand upon.”Eric and Minnette Brown are an elderly couple who live in unincorporated Apopka and are not eligible to vote in the municipal elections. Despite that fact, they came to the event to be a part of the healing.“We love Apopka. We’ve been in the area for years and we wanted to support the idea of unity,” said Eric.“We wanted to see what was taking place at an event dedicated to coming together. I appreciate the effort,” said Minnette. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articlePuerto Rican leaders declare Florida Hospital physicians ‘heroes’Next articleRep. Demings announces grant opportunities and awards Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 6 COMMENTS Same faces, same comments….we go no where pretty fast in Apopka. Correction I’m an unicorporated person living in 32703. Lord willing by December 2018 I’m back to 32712 where my family resided since 1997 untill the death of my parents.But my voice will not be silence. With respect to the unity movement for a few hours I will cease with my reasons as to why I say No Nolon. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply Elias Rivera Jr Please enter your name here James1958 March 17, 2018 at 6:05 am Reply Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 18, 2018 at 9:54 pm You aren’t for unity if you want to continue your animosity toward Alice Nolan, give her a chance to do a better job than Diane Velasquez , at the least give our new Mayor someone in his corner instead of the former mayors.Dump Diane. NOlonNO experienceNO time to fully dedicate her time to ApopkaNO fiscal responsibility….hmmmmNO understanding of cities regarding sanctuary citiesNO show at governmental eventsNO understanding of diversityNO understanding of why the importance to have a vote at the table.NO allowance for different opinionsYeah I was blocked from Apopka Then and Now… for asking questions. While her followers bashed meTold to go to my country , just for saying Hola!Good Night – Buenas NochesTold me I was a racist Elias Rivera Jr Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Why to folks put code names to comments.I have no shame in my given name. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply March 18, 2018 at 8:28 am March 16, 2018 at 11:04 pm Please enter your comment! Reply March 19, 2018 at 6:45 pm March 18, 2018 at 9:52 pm Dianne has been an outstanding council member. She certainly deserves 4 more yrs regardless of who the Mayor is!Nolan is too inexperienced and not nice unless you agree with her. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Apopka Resident Barbara You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.― Mattie StepanekBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceApopka is in the midst of a massive growth spurt both economically and in population. It has moved from “The Indoor Foliage Capital of the World”, to the second largest city in Orange County.Elections are important. Make no mistake about it. However, the election of a new mayor and city commissioners will not stop growth. Change and growth do not peek inside City Hall to see who is sitting on the dais two Wednesdays per month.Growth and change are not looking for friends or even allies. They simply respond to dozens of elements that occur in a city, then slowly but surely there are 50,000 residents in a town that used to be primarily driven by agriculture.Where a government and its citizens play a role is in the actions it takes during a growth spurt. They can either embrace and manage change and growth, or they can resist and create growing pains that can hamper or even stop its progress.Elections by design create divisions. However, they were also designed to be temporary, which is why the never-ending election cycles are so harmful to a city, county, state, or nation.However, that editorial moment is for another day.Elections are supposed to be followed by a period of transition after which a community comes together to support its leaders. It doesn’t mean ideologies will change. It doesn’t mean there is blind faith in leadership.It does mean a community should eventually unify once the dust of a hard-fought election settles and the business of governing begins.*****On Thursday, the first modest steps were taken to heal the Apopka community after a  contentious election. Apopka businessman Rod Love, and attorney Greg Jackson of the radio show “Let’s Talk About It” hosted an event they called “Unify Apopka” at the Fran Carlton Center in Apopka. Attendees were given olive branches of peace, and free massages to relieve the stress of the election.The flyer promoting the event explained its mission this way:“It is time for civility and leadership to prevail in our great city. As the second largest municipality in Orange County, let’s lead by example and Unify Apopka! Together let’s put the campaigns behind us and focus on the future.”Others in attendance agreed with the flyer’s sentiment.“The name says it all,” said Apopka City Commissioner Doug Bankson. “I came to help Unify Apopka. We need to come to come together as a community. Together we can accomplish so much more than staying divided.”Love opened the Unify Apopka event with a further explanation of how this was not geared towards a specific side of the political spectrum.“We did not have a crystal ball,” said Love. “We started planning this event a month ago, and we were going to have it no matter who won. We felt compelled to have Unify Apopka no matter of the results. This call for unity is open to everyone.”last_img read more

NSFRE publishes updated code of ethics

NSFRE publishes updated code of ethics  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 January 2000 | News Tagged with: ethics Law / policy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The US National Society of Fundraising Executives has published an amended version of its code of ethical principles.The NSFRE has updated its Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice. The code applies to NSFRE members and those holding certifications granted or sponsored by NSFRE while they are engaged in engaged in raising charitable gifts for philanthropic, not-for-profit organisations. The original code was adopted in November 1991.The code is well set-up. In addition to stating the various standards and principles, the code includes several examples each of the code in practice and examples of unethical practice. Standard 6, for example, states that “member recognise their individual boundaries of competence and are forthcoming and truthful about their professional experience and qualifications. ” Standard 14 states “members shall give donors the opportunity to have their names removed from lists that are sold to,rented to, or exchanged with other organisations.”Standard 16 tackles the perennial issue of whether fundraisers should work on a percentage or commission basis. NSFRE, like the UK’s Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers, comes down against the practice. The NSFRE code states that “members shall not accept compensation that is based on a percentage of charitable contributions; nor shall they accept finder’s fees.”There are 18 standards, together with five appendices which include details such as how to register a query about a possible violation of the code and an NSFRE complaint form.www.nsfre.org read more

Fundraisers must put aside personal prejudice to understand donors’ motivation

first_img Howard Lake | 21 August 2007 | News  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraisers need to put aside their personal prejudices about why people should give to charity and look at why people give in the first place, delegates to the International Fundraising Congress in Holland in October will hear.In a session on donor motivation, managing director of Cascaid, Alan Clayton will say that many fundraisers act unprofessionally if they do not try to understand this basic question.The reason for giving is at the root of every communication we should produce, Clayton will tell delegates. So why is the answer to this question at best simplified, and at worst avoided in so many conversations and at so many conventions? Advertisementcenter_img Fundraisers must put aside personal prejudice to understand donors’ motivation Worse is when somebody chooses to argue that ‘why someone does give’ is not as important as ‘why someone should give’, which reduced the debate to a subjective rant rather than an empirical marketing study, says Clayton, who has made donor motivation his specialism.In his session – ‘Science, religion and emotion: the real reasons why people give’ – Clayton will say there is no one single model of donor motivations, and that possible models of giving will encompass matters of evolutionary biology, religious imperaties and philanthropic duty. Session highlights for the 27th IFC, organised by the Resource Alliance and being held in the Netherlands from 23-26 October include• Examining global giving trends among children and young people• The importance of benchmarking for non-profits• Trends in European grantmaking• Understanding global fundraising markets• The potential of long-form DRTV About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Your Store in Strabane targeted by armed robber

first_imgNews Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly By News Highland – July 17, 2014 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Google+center_img Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published The Your Store shop on Strabane’s Melmount Road has been targeted by an armed robber.At around 7.30pm last evening the man entered the shop brandishing a knife – he threatened a female member of staff before escaping with a small sum of cash.It is the third time in 18 months that a shop in the centre has been targeted.Local Councillor Patsy Kelly says someone must have information on the man:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/patsy1pmYOUSTORE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Your Store in Strabane targeted by armed robber Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleSinn Fein in Donegal accused of supporting Local Property TaxNext articleVan Gaal unveiled as new Manchester Utd manager News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH last_img read more

“This Is A Shocking Incident”: Chief Justice On Hathras Case [Read Courtroom Exchange]

first_imgTop Stories”This Is A Shocking Incident”: Chief Justice On Hathras Case [Read Courtroom Exchange] Mehal Jain6 Oct 2020 7:27 AMShare This – x”We have filed the affidavit and are not opposing the petition. We have narrated the incident which has assumed importance….there are narratives and narratives surrounding the incident in public domain. We can’t lose sight of the fact that a young, innocent girl has lost her life. The incident can’t be sensationalised. There must an investigation into it which is fair and impartial and it…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”We have filed the affidavit and are not opposing the petition. We have narrated the incident which has assumed importance….there are narratives and narratives surrounding the incident in public domain. We can’t lose sight of the fact that a young, innocent girl has lost her life. The incident can’t be sensationalised. There must an investigation into it which is fair and impartial and it must also appear to be fair and impartial…the investigation is underway…if Your Lordships want we can even constitute an SIT….Your Lordships can direct the CBI to investigate…the only thing is that the investigation must be under the supervision of this court…so that amidst the different narratives by political parties and various other people, the purpose of the investigation is not lost” began the SG.”We are on the same page as the SG. We are only pressing for protection for the victim’s family…that is critical for fair investigation”, interjected Senior Advocate Indira Jaising.”We understand. We are not saying that the incident is not shocking or that such things should be allowed to happen, or that someone should be held responsible and there should not be an investigation…we are only on the phenomena in this case before the court…we are not on the case but on the invocation of our jurisdiction”, said the CJI.”None of our prayers interfere with the jurisdiction of the Allahabad HC”, clarified Ms. Jaising.”We know our HCs…we have all been HC judges”, said the CJ.”Your Lordships may hear us and take appropriate decision…we are on the manner of disposal of the body….there is a certain jurisdiction which only the SC has and no other court does, and that its the jurisdiction to transfer cases…without casting any aspersions or siding with any narratives, I wish to submit that the situation is very tense…some 20 FIRs have been registered by the state against the protesters..so we are seeking a transfer to Delhi, as was done in the Unnao rape case…a special Court under the SC/ST Act can look into all issues, from the trial for rape, death and protection…and we are seeking protection for the family by way of witness protection. Sections 15 and 17 of the SC/ST Act grant certain special rights of witness protection, the right to be informed of all proceedings etc”, argued Ms. Jaising.”She may not know that the family is already under witness protection…”, pointed out the SG.”Also, we want no lawyer to solicit the case. We want NALSA to nominate a lawyer to represent the family, provided the kith and kin agree”, she added.”Why NALSA? We can appoint a lawyer”, ventured the CJ.”And then we are praying for Your Lordships to do complete justice by invoking your jurisdiction under Article 142! The Transfer jurisdiction!”, she continued.”Transfer of? Investigation or the trial?”, asked the CJ.”A SIT could be constituted by this court, which would also be monitored by the court…the family has clearly said that they don’t want the matter to go to the CBI”, replied Ms. Jaising.”This is a shocking incident. That is why we are hearing you. We don’t know if you have locus…”, noted the CJ.”This is an extraordinary case…100s have written letters,…”, urged Ms. Jaising.”We are not on your bonafides, but your locus in a criminal matter”, clarified the CJ.”We are not interfering in what is the sole privilege of the family as regards the trial”, said Ms. Jaising.”But you are not family. We understand and appreciate your presence. We are not saying that the incident is not shocking or that you’re unnecessarily interfering …we are only saying there may be no locus of your client”, observed the CJ.”We are not going beyond what we should..we are only craving your indulgence”, said Ms. Jaisng.”And we are giving it to you. Your assistance is appreciated. Now let us listen to the petitioner…”, said the CJI.”If I don’t have locus, then how do the petitioners?’, asked Ms. Jaising.At this point, the advocate for the petitioners began,”I am for 3 petitioners, the first is a lady…””We know you are representing the petitioners. But who are the petitioners? Who are you? Everybody is shocked by this incident, but when a court asks you this, it means what is your locus?”, demanded the CJ.”I am a woman. If I can’t do something, I am requesting Your Lordships….if in the future…”, the counsel sought to submit.”We are sorry, we are not understanding…what did you say will happen to you? And ‘in the future’? You are looking for anticipatory relief? You are appearing for all the women? The whole society? We understand your anxiety but keep quiet for now..”, said the CJ.Next, Advocate Kirti Singh advanced, “We are 100 women lawyers who have been working on the issue of rape. We are looking for immediate protection for the family for the trial, and for the supervision of this court…we may not have the legitimacy of the family, but we are concerned. Your Lordships have allowed PILs in the past””We see your concern, that is why we are hearing you. But in court, there is no need to duplicate arguments. The same argument by everyone who wants to say? But we are not in any way condoning the incident…it was a horrible incident…we are only on identical arguments before the SC and not on the incident”, reflected the CJ.”We have filed several PILs in such matters. But Your Lordship even take suo motu cognisance”, said Ms. Singh.”We are not questioning your credentials or your motives or saying you are a busybody! And this is also not a comment on the incident! We have heard you and are hearing you. We only want you to understand our point of view”, clarified the CJ again.”We only are asking for the scope of inquiry to be expanded”, said Ms. Singh.’Why can’t you go to the Allahabad HC with this?”, asked the CJ.As Ms. Jaising sought to answer the query, the CJ insisted that Ms. Singh answer.”The matter is going to the CBI. We only want to go outside the seat of UP but it is possible only by this court”, said Ms. Singh.”The Allahabad HC is a constitutional court, It is hearing the matter. We can have the benefit of the views of the HC. You can also have the benefit of two hearings- we are not shutting you out. Every argument you made here can be made there. If the HC commits an error or if you don’t get relief there, you have a safeguard here. We can then take care of it here”, said the CJ.Indicating section 15A of the SC/ST Act, Ms. Jaising advanced that the court may in its suo motu capacity, grant witness protection. Also, she repeated that there be no outside lawyers and that the NALSA may dedicate a lawyer.”There is no statute for witness protection! They are required to be protected”, advanced the SG.”Also, the CJI is the patron-in-chief of NALSA. So why do you want NALSA?”, asked the CJ.”Your Lordships are here in your judicial capacity. You may also appoint a lawyer of your choice”, said Ms. Jaisingh “We will do so and take the names from you only. Why are you diverting the matter and bringing in a new authority?”, asked the CJ.”Your Lordships may appoint a senior advocate with experience in matters like this”, suggested Ms. Jaising.”We will appoint one senior and one junior. Give us names”, asked the CJ.”As a junior, Shobha Gupta could be appointed. She wrote a letter…”, began Ms. Jaising.”Not just Ms. Jaising, but we also have a right of audience”, cut across the SG.”For me, this is not an adversarial litigation. All are bonafide, but outside the court, the incident has come to be magnified! There are several narratives with hidden purposes…but obviously neither I nor Your Lorshops can do anything about this….this can be solved only by an investigation and the court’s supervision”, he advanced.”There is no reason to not trust the investigation by a central agency, which shall also be under Your Lordship’s supervision…Ms Singh says she is appearing for 100 lawyers. She says the child requires protection. What she doesn’t know is that the child has been killed and that is the issue!’, he continued.”Ms. Jaising speaks of witness protection. But she doesn’t know that the family is already under the protection of the police. My affidavit has pictures of an individual sitting with the CM, who has been projected as the father of the accused..”, pressed the SG.”Please don’t politicise the matter…no mentions of CM etc”, intervened Ms. Jaising.”I am also saying that the matter must not be sensationalised. …a reporter was recorded instigating the family to not do something until money is paid! “, argued the SG.As Ms. Jaising dismissed this as an “allegation”, while others called it a “a matter of opinion”.”I am a respondent. And I can’t talk even when Ms. Jaising is an intervenor! The victim’s family is not here. Who they have chosen as a lawyer, we don’t know. There are lawyers who have volunteered but I agree that such soliciting can’t be allowed! But we can’t even enforce a lawyer on the family”, he continued.”Yes, we can’t enforce a lawyer contrary to the victim’s family. So we can issue notice or defer the matter. We want to know if the Witness Protection Plan is in force?”, asked the CJ.The SG replied that he shall file an affidavit in this behalf by tomorrow.As the lawyers started taking over each other, the CJ reprimanded, “The court has the right to complete the sentences they start! You may interrupt each other but not us! We don’t need permission to speak!””We want an affidavit from you, telling us one, how these witnesses are protected; two, ascertain whether the family has as yet chosen an advocate; and three, think over and tell us about the present scope of the matter before the HC..there is a 7-8 page order which nobody seems to have read…we want suggestions from all of you on scope of the proceedings and how to widen them…we’ll ensure that the investigation is smooth, of course”, observed the CJ.”And also insulated from extraneous considerations, and under your supervision and monitoring”, added the SG.When the bench showed the inclination to grant the SG a weeks’ time, he assured the court he can bring on record the affidavit by day after tomorrow.As requests were made for the letters to be tagged with the petition, the CJ repeated that the court would not hear everybody.Advocate Shobha Gupta sought the permission to share notes, raising the concern regarding a protocol for hospitals for disposal of bodies.”The SG said this is not an adversarial litigation. You can share notes with him which he gives to us”, said the CJ.”I can only hope that all concerned and unconcerned show a sense of responsibility and not sensationalise the matter outside the court”, repeated the SG.”Mr. Mehta, nobody is…’, countered Ms. Jaising.”This matter has shocked the conscience of the sense of civilisation And we are maintaining decorum”, said Ms. Gupta.”I meant outside the court”, said the SG, as the court deferred the matter to the next week. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

No Blanket Bar To Grant Anticipatory Bail In Cases Of Illegal Quarrying/Mining, Smuggling of Sand, Minerals: Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesNo Blanket Bar To Grant Anticipatory Bail In Cases Of Illegal Quarrying/Mining, Smuggling of Sand, Minerals: Supreme Court Mehal Jain24 Dec 2020 2:29 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court recently clarified that a blanket restriction cannot be placed on anticipatory bail in cases of illegal quarrying/mining, theft and smuggling of sand and minerals, and that each case has to be considered on merits.The bench headed by Justice S. K. Kaul, in the course of hearing a SLP arising out of an October 16 decision of the Madras High Court denying anticipatory bail to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court recently clarified that a blanket restriction cannot be placed on anticipatory bail in cases of illegal quarrying/mining, theft and smuggling of sand and minerals, and that each case has to be considered on merits.The bench headed by Justice S. K. Kaul, in the course of hearing a SLP arising out of an October 16 decision of the Madras High Court denying anticipatory bail to the petitioner, noted that the High Court had, on September 3, held that no anticipatory bail shall be granted to the offences involving illegal quarrying/transportation of mines and minerals.”This court finds that the discretionary power has been consciously and continuously misuse by the offenders and the enforcers as well in an organised manner and this court is of the firm opinion that the discretionary powers cannot be extended to persons indulging in illegal sand mining, smuggling and theft of sand and minerals”, the High Court had ruled.On December 11, the bench, also comprising Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy, held, “We may not agree with the broad sweep of the observations in para 27 of the relied upon judgment in the impugned order, i.e, Bala @ Balasubramani vs. State in Crl.OP No. 13334 of 2020 and connected matters, decided on 03.09.2020″The bench clarified that “in consideration of anticipatory bail the role assigned to a person would have to be considered”Proceedings before the High Court”This court can see that due to the amount of money involved, the business of illegal quarrying/mining ,theft and sand smuggling activities is increasing day by day and offenders are bold enough to involve in the offences with a fond belief that they will be able to get advance bail by accepting and undertaking to comply with any stringent conditions imposed by the courts”, said Justice A. D. Jagadish Chandira in the September 3 judgment, adding that orders of the courts are routinely taken more lightly and the industry is thriving by engaging men and materials on a large scale.The Single Judge noted that heavy and high- cost equipments and vehicles like excavators, earthmovers, JCB, Poclain, Hitachi are used to excavate and heavy lorries viz., Taurus and Tata Benz are being used in the illegal mining business flouting all rules which remain in paper only. “Nowadays bullock carts are fabricated like that of tractor trailers to transport a huge quantity of sand to avoid seizure of high priced vehicles. This court is also able to see cases where more and more people are getting involved and sand is smuggled in pleasure cars and two wheelers which shows the economy and the profits involved in sand smuggling”, reflected the bench, expressing that the offenders with scant regard to the law enforcers and orders of the court continue with the illegality at the cost of heavily degrading the ecology and environment since it is well settled in their minds that they will be able to get anticipatory/advance bail by complying with any stringent condition with ease and get out”.”It is common knowledge what is the amount paid as Royalty to the Government and what is the amount paid by end user of sand and minerals. It is an open secret that various mafias are controlling the illegal business at various locations. By this cartelisation, not only the State’s exchequer, the entire society is affected. In a way the illegal business is nothing but an organised crime against the society and each individual offender plays an active role in the organised crime”, remarked the bench.Stating that it is not that the individual offender is not aware about the rippling effect the illegal act causes to the environment and ecology, the bench said that the greed and selfish attitude of the offenders are increasing day by day and that the Courts cannot keep the eyes and ears closed.Noting that though anticipatory bails are granted imposing heavy monetary cost and serious conditions, the bench said the offenders are not bothered about paying since the amount of money spun in the illegal business takes care of them- “May be the amounts ordered to be paid are treated as business expenditure in a thriving industry”. The bench found that the sand and mineral offenders are unmindful of the fact that they are killing their mother nature and are continuing to indulge in illegal activities since there is hope for them, that they can get away by complying with the stringent conditions imposed by the courts while granting anticipatory bail/advance bail. “It is also surprising and astonishing to note that despite seizure of vehicles and coming to know the names of owners and persons involved in the illegal activities they are allowed to roam scott free and given sufficient time to approach this court to obtain orders of advance bail. There seems to be no will for the enforcement agencies to give effect to the various orders passed by this court in letter and spirit. In most of the cases there is no progress after an accused obtains bail and when compared to the cases registered the confiscation and conviction rate till date remains very poor”, the bench lamented, adding that it also has a reasonable suspicion that the cases which are registered are too for the purpose of statistics and are only a tip of the iceberg and much more are rolled under the carpet by the law enforcers for reasons best known to them.Saddened that the routine exercise of discretionary power has allowed the miscreants to indulge in illegal activities fully understanding the consequences and implications, the court was of the opinion that the offenders despite several orders passed by various benches of this court regarding illegal sand mining and knowing fully well about the evil consequences affecting the environment and society at large and the implications thereon are indulging in the offences of illegal quarrying/mining, theft and smuggling of sand and minerals. Voicing the fear that this order discouraging anticipatory bails could bring in a counter effect of non registration of cases regarding illegal quarrying/mining, theft and smuggling of sand and minerals, the Court, however, reflected that it is aware that it would not be difficult for the Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu to get statistics in which Districts and which Stations more cases were registered and it would not be difficult for him to do proper monitoring and take appropriate action to stop the illegality. Remarking that “Where there is a will there is a way”, the bench directed the state DGP to periodically review the progress of cases registered for offences regarding illegal quarrying/mining, theft and smuggling of sand and minerals in a time bound manner and see to that the final reports are filed within the prescribed time and accused are taken to trial.The bench, in denying anticipatory bail on the string of petitions before it, observed that the order contemplated under Section 438 of the Code of Criminal Procedure is to be granted or refused by the High Court or Court of Sessions after exercising its judicial discretion wisely. “A wise exercise of judicial power inevitably takes care of the evil consequences which are likely to flow out of its intemperate use. Every kind of judicial discretion, whatever may be the nature of the matter regarding which it is required to be exercised, has to be used with due care and caution. Further anticipatory bails cannot be granted in cases of large magnitude affecting and impacting very large number of people”, reiterated the bench.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more